Epoxy coating equal to LA Greenbook’s Pickle Jar Test

Structure Guard® 100% Solids Epoxy passed Greenbook testing and now approved by the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Public Works.

Company’s workhorse compound, Structure Guard, has passed critical chemical resistance (pickle jar) testing, as required by the Los Angeles Department of Public Works in accordance with the city’s Greenbook standards. By meeting or exceeding the specifications for epoxy liners, LADPW has formally approved Structure Guard for use in sewer rehabilitation applications. To date, more than 200 other cities, counties, and agencies have adopted the LA Greenbook as their own standard for public works construction specifications.

Over the last few years, the Quadex Repair Materials line has expanded while the product development team worked with third-party testing laboratories, as well as the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, to demonstrate the performance of Structure Guard in highly corrosive sewer environments. The Greenbook 211-2 Chemical Resistance or Pickle Jar Test is viewed as the ultimate challenge to a product’s ability to withstand the most extreme chemically corrosive environments. With acceptance based on performance during Pickle Jar exposure, Structure Guard is approved for application to brick, concrete and mortar surfaces typically found in underground sewer infrastructure. 

“Structure Guard is one of only a handful of protective epoxy coating products to be approved for application on such a range of substrates,” says Vortex Cos. Senior Product Manager Brocklyn Stone. “It’s our premium high-build coating material with a long history of success in the sanitary sewer and wastewater industries.” 

“Since we manufacture all of our products in-house, we are able to closely monitor formulations and adjust accordingly,” adds Vice President of Polymerics Matt Peterson. “This level of quality control ensures product consistency from batch to batch, which not only helps our third-party testing partners, but is also a huge benefit to our certified applicators knowing the product will perform the same for every application, especially in highly corrosive sewer environments.” — Vortex Companies, Houston, www.vortexcompanies.com